• On Jul 17, 2023
    Maychelle Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi, I would like to book a Disney Cruise in Australia but I am currently 1 month pregnant and don’t know my baby’s details yet. Do I just put any info and then update it later?

    Ahoy Maychelle,

    First off, congratulations on your pregnancy! Also, how exciting to be planning a Disney Cruise sailing for once the baby arrives. The Disney Magic at Sea sailings in Australia and New Zealand look positively magical! Let me offer you some thoughts on how to proceed with this booking.

    I spoke with at Cast Member at Disney Cruise Line today, and based on that conversation, I believe that the best way to handle this reservation is to go ahead and call Disney Cruise Line and speak with a Cast Member there. From the link I provided you can find the phone number for Disney Cruise Line in Australia. They should be able to help you book the reservation with a placeholder for the baby, and then once you have a birthdate and information for the baby, you can call and update the reservation.

    The information from Disney Cruise Line online regarding the age that a child needs to be to sail indicates that a child must be 6 months old to sail on Disney Cruise Line. It does also indicate that a child needs to be one year of age to sail for the Transatlantic, Panama Canal, and Hawai'i sailings. I double checked this information with a Cast Member today who indicated that for the majority of the Australian and New Zealand cruises, the minimum age to sail would be 6 months. Some of the larger repositioning cruises, such as when the ship first arrives in or finally leaves Australia and New Zealand may have a minimum age of one year to sail. Do be sure to double check your itinerary and minimum age to sail when you call to make your reservation.

    When you book a sailing, be sure to take advantage of the it's a small world nursery. You will be able to book time ahead for your little one to be cared for in this warm and inviting environment by amazing youth counselors. While the little one is there, you can take some time for yourself to relax and take advantage of some of the adult spaces on the ship.

    I hope that this information gets you started on planning a magical cruise, Maychelle. Please do feel free to sail on back if we can help you any further with this planning!

    ~ Mona Leigh
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Meet the Panelist: Mona Leigh, Maryland

I am a wife and mother who works in children's technology design and research. When I'm not at work or with my family, I'm often planning a Walt Disney World trip for my family or friends. I'm a Disney Vacation Club Member, and am excited to help you plan your Disney vacation!  Learn More About Mona Leigh

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